Brave. Dedicated. Willing. Reliable.
These words describe the 86,000 licensed or certified EMS providers in California. They demonstrate these qualities every day by coming to the aid of others when they are most in need and working to ensure that the EMS system operates well. However, each year, due to circumstance or extraordinary effort, certain individuals among us shine the brightest.
EMSA has announced the 2020 California EMS Awards recipients! (link).
Join EMSA and the 2020 California EMS Awards recipients during a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, July 1, 2021, from 2:00-3:30 PM PT. To join the ceremony on July 1, click here: https://ev12.perigonlive.com/jn/390YFPCY15
Nominate an EMS Hero
Nominate an EMS Hero
EMSA is currently accepting nominations for consideration for the 2020 California EMS Awards Program. EMS providers, supervisors, and managers are encouraged to nominate any deserving individual for recognition.
2021 California EMS Awards Nominations
EMSA will accept nominations for the annual awards on a continuous basis. However, all nominations for the 2021 awards program must be submitted by December 31, 2021.
Be a Sponsor
Become an EMS Awards Sponsor!
The California EMS Awards Program operates at no cost to the State of California. The event is funded in part by the sale of luncheon tickets (award recipients and their guest are hosted) and in part by sponsorship contributions. The event(s) would not be possible without the support that the EMS Authority receives from sponsorships from the EMS community.
Choose your level of sponsorship:
Platinum: $5,000 Gold: $3,500 Silver: $2,500 Bronze: $1,500
$5,000 – Platinum level sponsors present a prestigious award of choice and state a general message (and for an in-person event, receive eight event tickets)
$3,500 – Gold level sponsors present an Award of The Year (and for and in-person event, receive four event tickets)
$2,500 – Silver level sponsors present one award (and for an in-person event, receive three event tickets)
$1,500 – Bronze level sponsors (for an in-person event, receive two events tickets)
Specialty sponsorships – call Jennifer to see what is available
In addition to helping out a worthy cause, sponsors are recognized for their contribution in several ways, including:
- Verbal recognition during the awards program;
- Inclusion of sponsor name and logo in full color on the event invitation, event signage, and program;
- Prominent logo placement on event website;
- Social media promotions;
- Complimentary professional event photobook with sponsor name and logo. View our 2018 CA EMS Awards Photo Book!
Other contributions are gladly accepted!
For sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Deputy Director of Policy, Legislative & External Affairs
California EMS Authority
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: (916) 431-3700
The California EMS Awards Program honors special advocacy, meritorious acts, heroic acts, innovations or new approaches to improve EMS in the state, or other unique and/or significant contributions by EMS personnel, physicians, nurses, EMTs, other medical providers, local officials, members of the law enforcement community, citizens, and first responders. These awards are intended to recognize meritorious acts of certified and/or licensed EMS providers. To nominate, state the nominee’s relationship to the EMS system, the types of service or acts for which the nomination is being made and provide supporting documentation where appropriate.
List of Individual Awards
Medal of Valor
Distinguished Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Community Service Award
Inter-service EMS Recognition Medal
Civilian Award for EMS
List of Statewide Awards
EMT of the Year
EMS Educator of the Year
EMS Medical Director of the Year
EMS Administrator of the Year
Special Recognition Ribbons
The following decorations are authorized by the EMS Authority, but not awarded as part of a formal ceremony. These decorations may be worn by individual EMTs that have met the qualifications set forth below:
Special Recognition Ribbons
Individual Achievement Recognition Program
The Educational Achievement and Service Achievement bars serve to officially recognize EMTs who have completed specified periods of service and met certain educational benchmarks. The decorations are authorized by the EMS Authority to be worn by any EMT who has met the qualifications for the recognition.
Nominations are accepted on a continual basis. Individuals wishing to nominate themselves or others should complete a nomination form. All nominations must contain legible substantiating information from authoritative sources, including academic transcripts, degree copies, personnel records, or verification by human resources personnel. Upon verification, the achievement bar(s) and certificate(s) will be mailed to the nominee’s mailing address provided in the nomination form unless otherwise noted.
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